FPS in CS:GO is a value that shows the frame rate in the game. The higher this number, the smoother the image and the more comfortable the gaming experience. If the FPS is low, then the picture will constantly break, twitch and hang, thereby causing trouble in the game.
In the guide, we will tell you how to view FPS in CS:GO, show the command for displaying FPS and talk about alternative, out-of-game options.
How to see FPS in CS:GO
FPS is one of the most important parameters responsible for a comfortable and efficient game. All other things being equal, a player with a low frame rate will have a much harder time than his opponent with a high one. The reason is that due to this indicator, the image will either twitch or display smoothly. If the ping in the game depends on the Internet connection, the load on it and the location of the server, then the FPS is mainly affected by the PC configuration.
Team in CS:GO to show FPS
The easiest way to see framerate is the command in CS:GO to show FPS. It does not require any manipulations with other programs and you do not need to install anything. Having turned on the developer console, you need to press the tilde[~}andenteroneofthetwocommands[~}ивписатьоднуиздвухкоманд
cl_showfps 1 allows you to enable only the display of FPS, which will be displayed in the upper left corner in the format “number of frames on the current map”. To disable the counter, enter cl_showfps 0 into the console.
The second command is net_graph 1. It shows much more indicators: fps, ping, lost packets, tick rate, internet quality and much more. We recommend using the name. To turn off debugging, enter net_graph 0.
An alternative option to see FPS in CS:GO is to enable the corresponding function in the Steam client itself. Open the program, in the upper left corner, click “Steam” 🡪 “Settings”. In the window that opens, select the “In the game” tab, find the “Frame rate display” section and in it put a convenient place where the FPS will be displayed.
The High Contrast Frame Counter setting will make the caption green so it’s easy to see in any situation.
Using Third Party Programs
There are many programs on the Internet that allow you to track the number of frames. Existing software often includes various other features. Let’s highlight the most famous:
Fraps for screen recording and screenshots. Bandicam for screen recording and screenshots. MSI Afterburn for performance monitoring. FPS Monitor for performance monitoring. Razer Cortex for performance monitoring.
There are many analogues of the above programs, everyone will be able to choose the software that is right for him.
In addition, owners of video cards from NVIDIA can use the built-in software – GeForce Experience. Open the program and make sure that the “In-game overlay” function is ready. After that, go to the overlay itself (by default Alt + Z), click on the settings in the right menu, in the line that opens, go to “HUD Location”.
In the settings that open, go to the “Performance” tab, select “frames / s” there and set it to a convenient position. Now a minimalistic FPS counter will appear in one of the corners of the screen.
What is the best FPS for CS:GO
The optimal FPS in CS:GO depends both on the player himself and on the configuration of his PC. Experienced players get used to the low framerate, but it will be difficult for beginners to figure it out. It is worth highlighting the most common indicators and “feelings” from them:
Less than 30 FPS is an extremely uncomfortable feeling, which will be hard to play with. The picture will break, slow down and it is unlikely that you will be able to hit a running enemy the first time. You can fix this either by lowering the graphics settings, or by updating the components. Also setting up the client can help. 30-40 FPS – a little better than the first situation, it becomes possible to play, but still uncomfortable. 40-60 FPS is below average. Braking will remain, but become less frequent and shorter. Difficulties can be fixed by lowering the graphics or launch options. 60-80 FPS is the optimal value for almost every gamer. The picture will not tear, the image is smooth. More than 100 FPS is the most comfortable level, values higher will be invisible to the human eye.
We hope that our guide helped you to see FPS in CS:GO and choose the most convenient method. Share in the comments your any ways to display performance and ask questions.